Florida's Erving Walker arrested

Updated: March 31, 2012, 12:05 AM ET
By Michael DiRocco | GatorNation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida basketball player Erving Walker was arrested early Friday in connection to a $3 taco stolen from a Gainesville street vendor.

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Walker was charged with retail petit theft and resisting an officer without violence at 1 a.m. after Gainesville Police Department officers apprehended him after a foot chase that also involved several police cars. Walker was given a notice to appear April 19.

According to an arrest report, Walker ordered and received a taco from a street vendor on Main Street but fled without paying. Police chased Walker onto University Avenue, at which time an officer shouted, "Police! Stop!" The report stated that Walker looked back at the officer but continued to flee.

The 22-year-old Walker was eventually caught several blocks later. According to the report, Walker admitted to stealing the taco but said he was "just playing around."

Walker finished his career at Florida last weekend when the Gators lost to Louisville in the West Region final. He is the school's all-time leader in assists (547) and is fourth in scoring (1,777 points).

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